Category: My Friend Alexa

My Friend Alexa, Season 4- Reflection Post

The My Friend Alexa campaign, Season 4, was conducted by Blogchatter in September, 2019. Being a newbie blogger, I have just been trying to find my feet in the blogging world. After a rather slow start, I had participated in Blogchatter’s A to Z… Continue Reading “My Friend Alexa, Season 4- Reflection Post”

The End is Just Another Beginning

I have always believed that there was history before history, and there is history after history. For every end is just another beginning. When I started “A Not-so Historical Tale of Shimla Town”, I had just one book in my hand (Edward J Buck’s… Continue Reading “The End is Just Another Beginning”

The End of An Era

The story of Simla in the 19th century was written by the British. It was their ideal retreat and they planned everything about Simla- from its shape and features to its social framework and destiny…or so, they thought. What they did not realize in… Continue Reading “The End of An Era”

Two Lives

History isn’t guaranteed alone by political ramblings or wobbling economies. The social milieu or fabric is what actually seams history. So, even as we may talk of the Industrial Revolution of the 19th Century or the building of the railways, it would be incomplete… Continue Reading “Two Lives”

British Jewel of the Orient

The railways in India are truly a legacy of the British Raj. In a previous chapter, we spoke of how Industrialization was a big phase in Europe in the early 19th century. As a result, there were engineering enthusiasts who dreamt of covering the… Continue Reading “British Jewel of the Orient”

Road to the Summer Capital

“Veni, Vidi, Vici” (I came, I saw, I conquered.) That is how many empires were built across the globe. What began just as trade, gradually shifted gears and as they say, the English were high on power! However, it is also said that every… Continue Reading “Road to the Summer Capital”

Shyamala to Simla

For Previous chapters click here… ****************************************************************************** “If History were taught in the form of stories, it would never be forgotten.” Rudyard Kipling After the Gorkha leaders had been quelled, the British, who saw Shyamala as an obscure village, gave it to the Patiala Raja… Continue Reading “Shyamala to Simla”

Discovering Shyamala

When God created the earth, he was essentially playing treasure hunt. He precariously placed some fortunes all around and left it to man to discover them. A chance discovery of these treasures has always been special. I’m sure Columbus was on cloud nine when… Continue Reading “Discovering Shyamala”

A Not So Historical Tale of Shimla Town- Preface

(picture) “So long as Tara Devi sees The lights of Shimla Town,“ wrote the eminent English writer Rudyard Kipling in the year 1887. More than a century later, the first breath-taking view of the town beguiles you from the very same spot. Simla, Shyamala… Continue Reading “A Not So Historical Tale of Shimla Town- Preface”

My Friend Alexa- Season 4

This post comes at a special time. Come September and A Hundred Quills completes a year! When I started this blog, I had just one thing on my mind- I wasn’t thinking business. I wanted to write and connect with people who write- the… Continue Reading “My Friend Alexa- Season 4”

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